When I first moved to India, I was really apprehensive. I think the older you get, the scarier it is to make new friends. And, more than adjusting to a new family, finding a new job or even getting re-familiarised with the craziness that is Mumbai City, I was scared that I’d have no friends.
But its this fear that pushed to go out of my comfort zone and explore communities that I could become a part of. I thank my stars for the day I discovered TheRodinhoods because the help and support I’ve received from this community has just been invaluable. But, more than the support what TheRodinhoods has given me is great friendships. They may not be the kind where you talk endlessly for hours but its definitely the ‘Hogwarts’ kind of friendships where “Help is always given to those that ask for it”.
Whether its articles shared by entrepreneurs, how-to guides shared by Alok or even a platform to just share your pain, TheRodinhoods has it all. Now, you may say that a community is only as strong as its members and the reason people keep coming joining, coming back or participating is the value we each provide the other. But, there’s one more reason TheRodinhoods is like home to many of us and that reason is Amazing Asha, our awesome Community Manager!
The 2016 Community Manager Appreciation Day Awards are back and it’s time we give back 5 minutes to the woman who spends more than 80 hours a week on The Rodinhoods. Vote for Amazing Asha in the People’s Champion Category here.
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If you’re new to the community or have been away for a while, let me tell you why Asha deserves your vote.
1. She makes TheRodinhoods a family – Asha is the matriarch of our amazing Rodinhoods family and like many mothers plays various roles. Supporter, Motivator, Teacher, Connector, Shoulder to Cry on, Nag (in a good way!), Asha is all of this and more. I’d need atleast 8-9 hands if I were to count all the times she has helped me out and this was before she had even met me in person!
2. Her commitment to TheRodinhoods is inexplicable – You’ll find Asha on TheRodinhoods or available to help you out no matter what her personal situation is. Whether she’s on holiday or in the hospital, this amazing woman will still check in and help as much as she can. In fact, when I found out about these awards she told me the only reason she should be nominated is so that TheRodinhoods gets more traction! Honestly, her commitment to our startup family is just unbelievable.
3. If you give her a chance, Asha will be your brand champion – The most important thing a startup requires is a champion. Sure, our friends and families support us and will spread the word but sometimes you need a third person outside your immediate network to stand up and say they’d give your company a chance. Asha does this. Not just for me or for you but for Everyone! She replies to every single call for help, will share your post and goes much much beyond to connect you to others that will also champion your brand. If you’re a new startup, having Asha in your corner is like having hired a mini Brand Manager.
Nominee’s Name: Asha Chaudhry
Nominee’s Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominee’s Twitter ID: @ashaonthebeach
LAST DATE TO VOTE: JAN. 18, 2016.
Please ensure you vote ONLY in the People’s Champion category. (last year she got nominated in 4 categories so the numbers got divided. She made it to the finalists, but this time let’s try harder). Similar to how we all had to follow Satyagraha to kick the British out of India, we all need to vote in one category only so that Asha and TheRodinhoods get the recognition they both deserve.
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